Paddy O Dee alternates between hurdles and fences and is well handicapped over the smaller obstacles though he disappointed when strongly fancied at Tramore in August. El Fontan ran poorly over fences last time but an earlier run behind Beau Michael over timber puts him in the picture despite a big weight. Free To Dream won a maiden over 2m4f and appears to need further than this and though Lord Of Isenay has shown potential in maidens he'll find this a lot tougher on his handicap debut. Oscar Hill is another who may do better over a longer trip so it's REGAL WARRIOR who gets the vote. Jimmy Lambe's charge has yet to win a race but he's done a bit better on his two latest starts and a mark of 105 looks reasonable.
El Fontan (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders when blundered 8th and lost place, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 13, 35l behind Cloone Rocket (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Leggy Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Towards rear on outside, hit 17th, outpaced 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Teaforthree (11-6) at Cheltenham 4m am nov chs (2) gd in Mar, 19 ran.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression when pulled up quickly before last, in a race won by He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May, 21 ran.
First Impressions (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway into 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened, 9th of 12, 37l behind Lillymile (10-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Aug.
Free To Dream (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, 4th 3 out, headway into 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 20l behind Missunited (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, closer in moderate 5th entering straight, no extra, 8th of 20, 21l behind Norther Bay (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, closer in 5th with every chance when fell 3 out, in a race won by Gold Ability (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf in Aug, 7 ran.
Lord Of Isenay (FR) 7-2fav (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, closed and in front 4 out, headed after next, dropped to moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 20, 17l behind Cara's Oscar (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs in Aug.
Lilywhitedancer (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 13, 19l behind Tough Talkin Man (11-8) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in May.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 23, 8l behind Captain Arceus (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Acriveen (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, trailing when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bondage (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 16, 38l behind Our Nana Rose (11-4) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.
City of Doral 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Highdownhill (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Aug.
Daggers Bond (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up, 6th 4 out, progress into 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Mosman Park (11-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun '10.
Paddy O Dee 5-1 (10-1) Soon led, headed before 5 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no extra after last and weakened, last of 7, well behind Fosters Cross (11-7) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Sep.
Missie Ella (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden early straight and soon dropped to 6th, hampered and left moderate 5th after 2 out, 5th of 12, 29l behind Discoteca (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Speed Dial 16-1 (11-5) Ridden along 3rd, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cylindar Rattler (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul '10, 16 ran.